Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will interfere with their job seniority and the right to perform their tasks as they see fit.
Most of us in sustainability (CSR, citizenship, social change, activism etc) are shell shocked. Donald Trump is the President-elect for the United States of America. I am not going to tell how how sick that is and how sick that makes me feel. What I want to know – what are we in this space going to do about it? It’s time to look inward.
Child labor is all too common in India. “It is everywhere,” Anindit Roy Chowdhury of the C&A Foundation told TriplePundit. It is so acceptable that children who work in cotton fields will not complain. “They don’t even realize the kind of exploitation they are experiencing.”
At a time when global challenges like climate change, resource scarcity and social inequity make our future uncertain, the demand for leaders with the courage to make history has never been greater. Here are three concrete steps to take to make a difference.
While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations’ voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
NextDoor was confronted with racial profiling incidents for much of last year, and took quick action to stamp it out with better site design. So far, the result has been a 75 percent reduction in such postings on its crime and public safety section.
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans are insured now than ever before. But many newly-insured patients don’t know enough about wellness to advocate for their own health. How can patient education bridge this gap?
Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.
Families on the margins face an energy paradox: Smoky, expensive energy sources strain finances and reduce wellness, leaving families less able to cope. BioLite wants to change all that with its smokeless wood-burning stove that reduces toxic emissions by 90 percent, uses half the fuel, and generates usable electricity. And a new financing model will make the product even more accessible to those who need it.
And amidst all this talk about making America great again, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come as a society. Before you go hide under your covers all weekend, take a moment to remember the ways America is already great.
“In my view, the issue of long-term dynamics here continues to play in favor of the U.S. staying deeply engaged,” Dr. Jonathan Pershing, the U.S. State Department’s special envoy to COP22, said on Thursday.
According to Reuters, some within the UN’s leadership realized that it would benefit next week’s meeting drafting a global tobacco control treaty if delegates who work within, or have ties to, state-owned tobacco companies are barred from attending the proceedings.
After warming up to the health perks of cycling to work, freelance writer Daphne Standford decided to explore other ways in which bikes can benefit our economy and quality of life.
Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya found himself the target of constant trolling on social media and even death threats for his pro-immigrant stance.
In an interview with Toni Johnson, Jennifer Tescher from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) explains how better information can help families rise out of poverty.